Make Your Home a House of Order to Help with Your Sobriety

June 2, 2022

Making your home a house of order can help you with your sobriety. In 1 Peter 5:8 you learn “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” Keeping your home in order will help you stay sober through more self-control and will help you to be vigilant. There are many areas of your home to focus on to help create an orderly house.

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What Is an Intervention?

May 31, 2022

Understanding an Intervention, from Our Addictions Recovery Center

Are you wondering, “What is intervention?” In short, an intervention is a planned interaction between an someone suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD) and the people who want to help. Interventions are a way for friends and family to express their love and concern for someone suffering from addiction.

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What the Bible Says About Alcohol Abuse

May 26, 2022

In the Bible, you can read 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” God wants us to take care of our bodies. Addiction to drugs and alcohol depletes our physical body and renders our relationship with Him. If you or someone you love is struggling with excessive drinking, you may want to know what the Bible says about alcohol abuse.

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Addiction Is No Joke

May 24, 2022

One of the main reasons why people who need help for drug and alcohol addiction do not go to rehab centers or detox centers is because of the stigma associated with having dependence on these substances. It is important that the public understands there is nothing shameful about seeking help for and being open about addiction, and people who recognize their substance abuse should be applauded for having the courage to try to overcome their problem, not chastised for it.

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The Homemade High: A Guide for Parents

May 19, 2022

Getting High: 11 Unassuming Household Items Parents Should Watch Out For

A teenage mind determined to get high is a breeding ground for creativity.  Everybody knows about the usual suspects: pot, alcohol, dad’s back pain pills, etc.  However, there are a number of ways kids can alter their consciousness even when access to the usual suspects is successfully restricted.  This week’s article, while far from comprehensive, covers some of the lesser-known ways kids find ways to stimulate their minds.

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Seeing Past the Secrets: Recognizing Heroin Addiction Signs

May 17, 2022

Drug Addiction Recovery for Friends of Heroin Addicts

Would you recognize the signs of heroin addiction or other substance abuse in your friend or love done?

The inherent secrecy of heroin use is one of the most challenging aspects of detecting a friend’s heroin addiction. In order for the user to keep up appearances and remain in control of their drug use, they keep their heroin addiction signs hidden and out of view. Addicted patients have trouble keeping healthy relationships due to the lies they need to tell in order to continue using. As difficult as it is, try to maintain your friendship as you seek the signs of your friend’s addiction. Your friendship, care, and concern can make the difference in their drug addiction recovery and their path to recovery.

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